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October 24, 1998 | TINI TRAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After he was ordained in 1950, the Rev. Robert H. Schuller set out to preach the Gospel. Along the way, he revolutionized religious outreach--and created the fourth-longest-running TV show in history. Sunday marks the taping of the 1,500th "Hour of Power" program, an occasion that has the Crystal Cathedral founder looking back with wonder on his 28 years on the air. "No one had any idea back then that it would turn into this," he said in an interview Thursday.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 24, 1998 | TINI TRAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After he was ordained in 1950, the Rev. Robert H. Schuller set out to preach the Gospel. Along the way, he revolutionized religious outreach--and created the fourth-longest-running TV show in history. Sunday marks the taping of the 1,500th "Hour of Power" program, an occasion that has the Crystal Cathedral founder looking back with wonder on his 28 years on the air. "No one had any idea back then that it would turn into this," he said in an interview Thursday.
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January 21, 1995 | From Associated Press
After losing his church and marriage, Jim needed a spiritual home. He found it at the movies. The Boise man has been a regular at Cineplex Odeon Towne Square Cinemas since Dec. 4, the start of weekly screenings of the Rev. Robert Schuller's "Hour of Power" television ministry. He likes the privacy of a darkened theater and the structure of public worship.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 23, 1998 | TINI TRAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After he was ordained in 1950, the Rev. Robert H. Schuller set out to preach the Gospel. Along the way, he revolutionized religious outreach--and created the fourth-longest-running TV show in history. Sunday marks the taping of the 1,500th "Hour of Power" show, an occasion that has the Crystal Cathedral founder looking back with wonder on his 28 years on the air. "No one had any idea back then that it would turn into this," he said in an interview Thursday.
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June 1, 1990 | ROBERT W. STEWART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The pastor of Garden Grove's Crystal Cathedral was sitting in the Soviet Embassy's formal dining room Thursday with 50 other famous Americans, straining to hear Mikhail Gorbachev's translated luncheon speech, when his companion nudged him in the arm. "You're coming up next," said Gennady Gerasimov, spokesman for the Soviet Foreign Ministry, who was seated next to the Rev. Robert H. Schuller.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 23, 1990 | SONNI EFRON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Rev. Robert H. Schuller said Tuesday that without $3.2 million in viewer donations, his religious television program, "Hour of Power," will go off the air in several cities. Schuller's program is the top-rated religious TV show in the United States, with an estimated 1.8 million viewers. Schuller blamed the soaring cost of commercial air time, which has not been matched by donations.
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October 12, 1991 | LYNN SMITH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As 1,000 worshipers gather inside the Crystal Cathedral, the tall, handsome man known as Young Robert arrives by limousine at the back of the church to preach at the 11 a.m. service, the one taped for the "Hour of Power" telecast. An assistant applies Robert's makeup while his younger sister Gretchen briefs him on the morning's guest, a self-described "religious psychotic" who nearly died when she tried to fly out an open window. "Ask her about the joy of God to wrap up with," Gretchen suggests.
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March 19, 1990 | MARIA NEWMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Rev. Robert H. Schuller announced Sunday that an Argentine-born minister will host and preach a new Spanish-language version of his global television ministry "Hour of Power," providing the widest forum ever for a Latino televangelist. The announcement comes at a time when Catholics and Protestants are battling for the souls of the growing number of Latinos in the United States.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 1, 1989 | JOHN DART, Times Religion Writer
After the 1987-88 televangelist scandals, it was no surprise that the Rev. Robert Schuller's weekly "Hour of Power" emerged atop the religious programming heap. The glass on the Crystal Cathedral was barely smudged during the "holy wars" period, but every preacher's moral and financial integrity was scrutinized. As a result, the Garden Grove pastor dropped from a high of 2 million viewers in 1986 to about 1.3 million, and he sounded the alarm for emergency donations last Christmastime.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 23, 1998 | TINI TRAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After he was ordained in 1950, the Rev. Robert H. Schuller set out to preach the Gospel. Along the way, he revolutionized religious outreach--and created the fourth-longest-running TV show in history. Sunday marks the taping of the 1,500th "Hour of Power" show, an occasion that has the Crystal Cathedral founder looking back with wonder on his 28 years on the air. "No one had any idea back then that it would turn into this," he said in an interview Thursday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 21, 1995 | From Associated Press
After losing his church and marriage, Jim needed a spiritual home. He found it at the movies. The Boise man has been a regular at Cineplex Odeon Towne Square Cinemas since Dec. 4, the start of weekly screenings of the Rev. Robert Schuller's "Hour of Power" television ministry. He likes the privacy of a darkened theater and the structure of public worship.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 12, 1991 | LYNN SMITH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As 1,000 worshipers gather inside the Crystal Cathedral, the tall, handsome man known as Young Robert arrives by limousine at the back of the church to preach at the 11 a.m. service, the one taped for the "Hour of Power" telecast. An assistant applies Robert's makeup while his younger sister Gretchen briefs him on the morning's guest, a self-described "religious psychotic" who nearly died when she tried to fly out an open window. "Ask her about the joy of God to wrap up with," Gretchen suggests.
NEWS
June 1, 1990 | ROBERT W. STEWART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The pastor of Garden Grove's Crystal Cathedral was sitting in the Soviet Embassy's formal dining room Thursday with 50 other famous Americans, straining to hear Mikhail Gorbachev's translated luncheon speech, when his companion nudged him in the arm. "You're coming up next," said Gennady Gerasimov, spokesman for the Soviet Foreign Ministry, who was seated next to the Rev. Robert H. Schuller.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 23, 1990 | SONNI EFRON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Rev. Robert H. Schuller said Tuesday that without $3.2 million in viewer donations, his religious television program, "Hour of Power," will go off the air in several cities. Schuller's program is the top-rated religious TV show in the United States, with an estimated 1.8 million viewers. Schuller blamed the soaring cost of commercial air time, which has not been matched by donations.
NEWS
March 19, 1990 | MARIA NEWMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Rev. Robert H. Schuller announced Sunday that an Argentine-born minister will host and preach a new Spanish-language version of his global television ministry "Hour of Power," providing the widest forum ever for a Latino televangelist. The announcement comes at a time when Catholics and Protestants are battling for the souls of the growing number of Latinos in the United States.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 1, 1989 | JOHN DART, Times Religion Writer
After the 1987-88 televangelist scandals, it was no surprise that the Rev. Robert Schuller's weekly "Hour of Power" emerged atop the religious programming heap. The glass on the Crystal Cathedral was barely smudged during the "holy wars" period, but every preacher's moral and financial integrity was scrutinized. As a result, the Garden Grove pastor dropped from a high of 2 million viewers in 1986 to about 1.3 million, and he sounded the alarm for emergency donations last Christmastime.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 23, 1988 | LYNN SMITH, Times Staff Writer
The Rev. Robert H. Schuller this week received approval from the Maui Planning Commission to continue to operate his 14-acre Hawaiian retreat for three more years. The extension of a special use permit will also allow the Garden Grove-based Schuller ministry to hold weddings, seminars and meetings for no more than 100 people on the property, said Ann Molina, a planner with the Maui County Planning Department.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 25, 1992 | ROBERT BARKER
Each Sunday, thousands of worshipers at Crystal Cathedral start off services with prayers for American troops serving in Somalia and the people the GIs are trying to save from starvation. The prayers are part of Operation Desert Prayer, which was launched by anxious church members whose sons and daughters participated in military action against Iraq in the Persian Gulf. The Rev. Robert H. Schuller, founder and senior pastor of Crystal Cathedral Ministries, initiated the Somalia prayers on Dec.
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